The Parish Office, School Office and St. Mary's School will be closed Friday, January 22, 2017 so we can attend the funeral of our friend and co-worker, Jim Penrice. Jim's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Please keep Jim's family in your prayers. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Our dear friend and brother in Christ died suddenly this past Sunday. Visitation for Jim will be held at St. Mary's on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed in the church prior to visitation at 5:30 p.m. Jim's funeral will be held here on Friday at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow. For more details visit http://www.sytsemafh.com.
On a more personal note, Jim will be deeply missed by those of us who had the pleasure of working with him on a daily basis. His sense of humor and warm personality were second to none. Jim was always there to tell a story, crack a joke or help stuff bulletins. He was a kind and loving man and always kept us on our toes. His spirituality and love of the Catholic faith were evident in the way he lived his life. We will miss him always. Rest in peace dear friend.
September is National Suicide Prevention month. TCM Counseling will be offering (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Training to the Community. Dates & Times: Tue. Sept. 19 - Grand Haven Community Center – 5:00 to 6:15 PM, Wed. Sept. 27 - Grand Haven Community Center – Noon to 1:30 PM.
Call TCM at (616) 842-9160 to reserve your place.
Wedding Anniversary Mass – Together with your families, the Church in the Diocese of Grand Rapids honors the faithful witness to your vocation of marriage and wishes to celebrate with you. Bishop Walkowiak is inviting all couples celebrating milestone anniversaries to join him on Sunday, October 22 at the 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew (265 Sheldon Blvd., Grand Rapids). A simple reception will immediately follow. Please RSVP by calling the parish office 616-842-1702.
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